Monthly Archives: July 2011


“There’s never treasure,” said Patricia Fournel, as she rubbed the dirt from her hands and surveyed the cratered ruin of the back yard. Patricia F. (as I’ll call her, to distinguish her from my Patricia) and her husband, Eduardo Vollrath, … Continue reading

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Talk Talk

Late two nights ago, I looked out the window and saw a police car racing down our one-way street in the wrong direction. Then sirens. In the morning, the radio news informed me that two young men, one 16 and the … Continue reading

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